How do I know what model my pool skimmer is?

Look for a part number on the underside of the skimmer lid or on the rim of the skimmer basket. The part numbers will help us identify the correct skimmer.

Can you replace a pool skimmer?

The trickiest part of replacing a wall skimmer is keeping the liner intact. It only takes one person to replace a pool skimmer, but having another person to quickly hand you the necessary tools can be a big help. Pool skimmers are not tough to replace, but it can be a little tricky.

What is the name of the skimmer flap on a pool?

The weir (aka flapper) has a few functions: 1) it allows for debris floating on the surface to be removed from the pool more easily than without it, 2) it keeps that debris in the skimmer basket area when the pump shuts off, and 3) it prevents gulps of air from entering the pump and filter system while people are in …

Should both holes in skimmer be open?

The skimmer sits at the waterline and catches leaves, bugs and trash so they do not clog the filter. Skimmers with a second hole help keep the pump from running dry if the water level is unstable.

What are the parts of a skimmer?

The most common pool skimmer parts include skimmer baskets, skimmer cover, and the skimmer weir flap over which water flows. Above ground pool skimmers have a faceplate and gaskets to seal up to both sides of the pool wall.

How much does it cost to replace pool skimmer?

Skimmer repair might run you $50 to $300, or $175 on average. Just replacing the skimmer seal to stop leaks is $100 to $125.

Why are there 2 ports in my skimmer?

The second hole in the skimmer is connected to a pipe called an equalizer. It prevents the pump from taking in air if the pool’s water level dips below the skimmer opening. If the pool water is low the pump pulls water from the equalizer line so the pump doesn’t run dry.